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Jim's Steaks South St.

400 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1521
+1 215-928-1911
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Fast food
400 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1521
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Reviewed yesterday

It’s a small shop, but it’s worth it. We asked locals where the best cheesesteak was to be found, Jim’s was the most recommended. You enter one door, walk the long line, order, pay, IN CASH! and exit another door. They have steak sandwiches, ham...More

Thank Scott J
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was in Philly for a business trip in March and had three Philly Cheese Steaks while I was in town/ Jim's was the best! Get it whiz whiz!!!!!

Thank hwjones41
Reviewed 2 days ago

I don't know if it's because I don't have to wait outside in the cold, there's seating, or if the food is just that much better, but I really enjoyed this place. It's just a few blocks from all the historical stuff and they have...More

1  Thank Kimberly O
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had heard of Geno's and Pat's but we only heard about Jim's from a friend who used to live in Philly and we were not disappointed, it was amazing. It was very different from Geno's and Pat's. The meat was cut very finely, which...More

1  Thank Shannan22
Reviewed 4 days ago

Much closer to the historical district of Philly and just as good if not better than Gino's or Pat's, both of which are more tourist traps than anything.

1  Thank gwleach32057
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Given numerous recommendations on where to buy a cheese steak but after ealking for sometime ended up on Jims. Food good with only angus beef used. Numerous famous people have eaten here with signed photos aroundvthe walls. You will not leave hungry

1  Thank MICHAEL C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First they only take cash so bring it or you have to use the atm at the store which charges 2$ extra. I have eaten cheese steaks from all the popular ones in philly. most of the time when they are busy they seem rude...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Give is a 3.5 stars. FYI this is a cash only place. This place is pack and it wrapped outside, but it moves quickly. I got the steak whizz and onion. It runs about 9.50. If you want to eat in, you have to go...More

1  Thank Cuong N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

South Street is a fun and historical street with much to offer. Jim's is famous as the long lines attest. However, we had a better cheese steak sandwich at Sonny's on Market. These were low on meat and quite dry. However, the experience was worth...More

Thank Rita M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was told this was THE place to go for the best Philly Cheesesteak so I went to check it. Lined out the door for lunch by locals and tourists I had to check it out. Cool retro look in side. Sandwich was good but...More

1  Thank Mark H
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Karen W
16 April 2017|
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Response from JimsSouthStreet | Property representative |
The Barnes is on the parkway about a 2.5 mile walk to us. I would grab a cab or Uber/Lyft.
16 January 2017|
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Response from JimsSouthStreet | Property representative |
We are a couple miles away on South St. toward the Delaware River. A thirty minute walk or a 8 minute cab ride.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1521
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Centre East
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-928-1911
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THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE! In the summer of 1976, my father and a business partner opened Jim's Steaks South St., Bringing a unique art-deco storefront and an even more distinctive cheesesteak to a neighborhood in the midst of a renaissance. Few would have predicted that over the course of nearly four decades the shop would become one of the most celebrated restaurants in Philadelphia. You'll find us on what's known as the "Hippest Street in Town," serving up the finest cheesesteaks and hoagies from the heart of the city that made them famous. Five-time winner of Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly" award and Zagat rated, Jim's is your 'must-have' cheesesteak when only the BEST will do. With well over 200 years of cheesesteak-making knowhow, our staff will make you glad you stopped in each and every time you visit. Whether you're a Philly native or a conventioneer, touring the city's incredible history and museums or just passing through, you'll know you're getting the real Philly cheesesteak experience when you walk through our door. Ask anyone who has tasted our sandwiches! We can't wait to show you how it's done. Our best, Ken Silver Second Generation Proprietor Jim's Steaks South St.
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